How cold it is in Ottawa this week?
Environment Canada ended and then re-issued an extreme cold warning
EVEN WORSE NEWS:
The extreme cold warning has just been reissued for Ottawa, Gatineau and surrounding municipalities. Windchill values near minus 35 tonight. #ottnews
— CTVMorningLiveOttawa (@CTVOttMornLive) December 29, 2017
The Bell Capital Cup has cancelled outdoor games on the Parliament Hill rink due to brittle ice conditions. (It’s too cold for the ice!)
(1/4) Update: Due to the extreme cold and the unchanging weather forecast, all @BellCapitalCup championship games scheduled for Dec. 29, Dec. 30 and Dec. 31 have been moved indoors.
— Bell Capital Cup (@bellcapitalcup) December 28, 2017
Ottawa Police are warning about dangerous black ice. Often in extreme cold weather it’s too cold for road salt to be effective.
— Michael O'Byrne (@MICHAELCTV) December 28, 2017
Ottawa Public Health has issued a frostbite advisory “until further notice” (yikes!).
— Ottawa Public Health (@ottawahealth) December 26, 2017
We could set an all-time weather record for consecutive super-cold days.
Details: Ottawa has never had 6 consecutive max≤-19℃ days. Records began in 1872.
— YOW Weather Records (@YOW_Weather) December 29, 2017
Crews are flooding the Rideau Canal Skateway and it’s possible it could open before New Year’s Eve.
They still issued a press release on Friday to urge the public to stay off the ice.
— RideauCanalSkateway (@NCC_Skateway) December 27, 2017
We are the coldest world capital this week!
Third straight day at #1!!
Coldest world capitals – Dec 29
— Josh Pringle (@PringleJosh) December 29, 2017
The cold weather is making for some beautiful photos…
— OldManLoudWife (@oldmanloudwife) December 28, 2017
The stark beauty of a frozen landscape … we maybe the coldest capital city in the world (-30 °C) but we are also one of the most beautiful. #Sunset across a windswept #Ottawa River last evening at Westboro Beach. #StormHour pic.twitter.com/vVyy5wcWK8
— Nancy (@NancyFromCanada) December 29, 2017
And folks are maintaining their sense of humour through it all…
Like I said, 2017 could not go out without a final kick to the gonads.
Ps. Some custom emojis for you pic.twitter.com/xhQnLuExMp
— Andrew King (@twitandrewking) December 28, 2017